Photographer:Andrea | Dr. Chris Macann
11 Feb / 2012Program by:

The Visionary Element

Dr. Chris Macann, a philosopher, first explains that it’s crucial to know ‘whose’ vision we subscribe to in our understanding of the world. He goes on to draw comparisons between the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and that of the French philosopher Henri-Louis Bergson on the ‘visionary element in human thinking’, and the ‘Ladder of Being’ (i.e. matter / life / consciousness / self consciousness). He then proposes an alteration in the ladder, that of replacing ‘matter’ with ‘nature’, and explains what can be made possible with this change.

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